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Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group: Call for Papers, 2017 AAR/SBL

Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group: Deadline March 1, 2017 Call for Papers For 2017 AAR/SBL Annual Meetings in Boston 2017 is the anniversary of several key works in critical theory. The Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group … Continue reading

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Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group: American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, November 2017, Call for Papers

Statement of Purpose This Unit provides space for theoretically-informed discussion of the relationship between religion, affect, and emotion. The Unit serves as a meeting point for conversations on the affective, noncognitive, and passional dimensions of religion coming from diverse fields, … Continue reading

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Notes from Florida State University’s Graduate Symposium

by Jeffrey Wheatley Florida State University’s Department of Religion is celebrating its 50th anniversary this academic year and hosted an appropriately lively graduate student symposium—its 15th!—to go along with it. This year the conference theme was Religion // Culture, which … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group, The AAR and SBL Meeting Atlanta, Georgia November 21-24

Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group CFP Deadline: Monday, March 2 2015, 5:00 PM EST, through: “http://papers.aarweb.org/ Statement of Purpose: This group is devoted to historical inquiry into the social and cultural contexts of the study of religion and … Continue reading

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Calvary: Imagining Postsecular Sacrifice (Film Review Essay)

by Donovan Schaefer Warning: All the spoilers. To “sacrifice” means to make sacred. In the wake not only of the critique of religious authority by the secular tradition, but the contemporary critique of liberal reason that has complicated the secular tradition itself, … Continue reading

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Theses on Guns, Apocalypticism, and American Religion

by Donovan Schaefer “When freedom shivers in the cold shadow of true peril, it’s always the patriots who first hear the call. When loss of liberty is looming–as it is now– The siren sounds first, in the hearts of freedom’s … Continue reading

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Post-Atheism and Deconstruction: Postsecular Atheisms, Part 2

by Donovan Schaefer Gary Gutting: So the distinction that saves you from contradiction is this: Beliefs contain faith in the sense that, in the world, beliefs are where we find faith concretely expressed; but any given faith can be expressed … Continue reading

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